Rangers take 4-game skid into matchup with Rays

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Texas Rangers (3-7) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (5-5)

St. Petersburg, Florida; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Kyle Gibson (1-0, 7.11 ERA) Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (0-1, 5.06 ERA)

LINE: Rays favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers enter the game as losers of their last four games.

The Rays went 20-9 at home in 2020. Tampa Bay hit .238 as a team last year and averaged 3.3 extra base hits per game.

The Rangers went 6-24 away from home in 2020. Texas hit .217 as a team last season while averaging seven hits per game.

The teams meet for the first time this season. Tampa Bay leads the season series 1-0.

INJURIES: Rays: Chaz Roe: (shoulder), Colin Poche: (elbow), Pete Fairbanks: (shoulder), Oliver Drake: (forearm), Yonny Chirinos: (elbow), Jalen Beeks: (elbow), Chris Archer: (forearm), Nick Anderson: (elbow), Kevin Kiermaier: (left quad), Ji-Man Choi: (knee).

Rangers: Joely Rodriguez: (ankle), Jose Leclerc: (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Demarcus Evans: (lat), Matt Bush: (elbow), Brock Burke: (shoulder), Khris Davis: (quad), Willie Calhoun: (groin), Brock Holt: (hamstring), Ronald Guzman: (leg), Sam Huff: (hamstring).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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